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Teignmouth Seafront, 14th Nov
Red throated diver off Sprey Point this morning
Glaucous gull still around ,sat on bank with gulls ,pigeons and Canada geese.
A nice late afternoon find on my roof top, a female-type Black Redstart. Came within feet of me catching flies. A first for the garden.
Ford Park Cemetery
Redwings feeding on the remaining berries, one I forgot to put up the other day was Fieldfares the first time spotted in this cemetery for me.
Great White Egret still at Slapon Ley, in Torcross
Plym Estuary & Saltram
On Blaxton Meadow this morning: a bouncing Jack Snipe, 10 Snipe, Whimbrel, 10 Greenshanks, Kingfisher, 3 Teal, 15 Wigeon & Portland Harbour-ringed Great Black-backed Gull P:15F. Also around the patch, drake Red-breasted Merganser, 2 redhead Goosanders, Great Crested & Little Grebes, adult Mediterranean Gull & 4 Turnstones.
Yesterday, a Whinchat still about.
Pair of black redstarts on roof of manufacturing site along Wilkins drive, just off the ring road
Filleigh, N Devon
13th Nov, 11.45, red kite at Filleigh viaduct, A361
On the sea: 1 Long Tailed Duck, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver.
5 Cirl Buntings on seed in the second car park.
Late Swift – Brixham
Unbelievably late Swift flying south over the house (Brixham) on the morning of 7th November.
EDS – that was probably a Pallid Swift Trevor!!
Single barnacle goose on the flood between Stafford’s Bridge and North Bridge.
2 male Goosanders on the River Teign at Dunsford this afternoon. Also a lively flock of long-tail tits and a grey wagtail by the road bridge.
Early afternoon at The Skern, with the tide well out – 1000-2000 golden plover, often in flight – plenty of dunlin, oystercatchers, with some curlew, black and bar-tailed godwit, across the mud and along the water’s edge, one female pintail just off the shoreline.
2 snow buntings made an appearance at the end of the pebble ridge, but didn’t stay in one place for long due to golfers and dog walkers.
Hoping that last year’s black redstart would return to near the bridge, but no luck, although someone did say they’d seen it there a bit earlier.
Redwing, numerous Blackcaps feeding on spindle, callicarpa & leycesteria berries, a lively Chiffchaff and a pair of displaying Goldcrests in the garden today.. The usual Great spotted Woodpeckers, Long-tailed Tits etc with the Sparrowhawk flying through a couple of times.
Two purple sandpipers and a very confiding snow bunting early afternoon.
Report from Bob Burridge:
30 Cattle Egret in fields just above West Alvington (opposite side of road from cricket ground). Also 3000 Wood Pigeon over, heading towards Bolt Tail. Two Black Redstarts on Kingsbridge buildings
Exeter Quay & Bowling Green Marsh
At Exeter Quay today there has been the glaucous gull again this morning and also a white throated dipper flew down the river past the bridge by the glaucous gull.
Ford Park Cemetery
Black Redstart, not long after Greg’s sighting on the Chapel roof. It was very mobile on gravestones behind the visitor centre.
Lots of Goldcrests and a Firecrest, Coal tits, a few cock & hen Pheasants, Goldfinch, Green Woodpecker, Jay & a handful of Redwings.
***Message for Greg***, on reflection I think your Fritillary is quite unlikely, more likely a Comma
Ford Park Cemetery
Male Black Redstart seen on the chapel this morning
Powderham Marsh RSPB
Early morning visit. Two Marsh Harrier, and lots of small birds on Powderham Marsh RSPB this morning. 110+ Redwing, 10+ Fieldfare, 80+ Linnet, 40+ Chaffinch, 25+ Greenfinch, 7+ Reed Bunting, 2 Cirl, 4 Stonechat, 12+ Skylark 2 Sparrowhawk & 6 Golden Plover over.